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State death toll from Laura now at 25

Hurricane Laura: Louisiana begins clean-up from one of the strongest storms in state history
Posted at 4:01 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 17:09:50-04

The Louisiana Department of Health on Saturday verifies two additional deaths tied to Hurricane Laura, bringing the state's current death toll to 25.

A 52-year-old male in Grant Parish died of a heat-related illness while removing debris following the storm. A 25-year-old male in Natchitoches Parish died of electrocution after coming into direct contact with a power line. He was resuscitated at the time but later passed away. The coroner has confirmed this death is storm related.

Below are details on the 25 deaths LDH has verified to date:

14-year-old female, Vernon Parish, fallen tree
51-year-old male, Jackson Parish, fallen tree
68-year-old male, Acadia Parish, fallen tree
64-year-old female, Allen Parish, fallen tree
Male, Calcasieu Parish, drowning
24-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
56-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
61-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
81-year-old female, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
72-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
84-year-old male, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
80-year-old female, Allen Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
57-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury after falling from roof
31-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning
49-year-old male, Rapides Parish, storm cleanup
36-year-old male, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
80- to 89-year-old female, Beauregard Parish, heat-related illness
65-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
50-year-old male, Rapides Parish, heat-related illness
70-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, carbon monoxide poisoning from generator
41-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness
47-year-old male, Vernon Parish, heat-related illness
59-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, head injury during storm cleanup
52-year-old male, Grant Parish, heat-related illness
25-year-old male, Natchitoches Parish, electrocution

In an effort to ensure the most accurate reporting of deaths that are attributable to Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Health will only report a death after it has been confirmed as storm-related by the parish coroner.

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